Feb. 12, 1849 New York New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA
Oct. 5, 1917 Harpswell Cumberland County Maine, USA
From the book published in 1916 "Abbe -Abbey Genealogy In Memory of John Abbe and his Descendants" by Cleveland Abbe and Joseph Genung Nichols
CHARLES COLGATE ABBE, son of George Waldo and Charlotte (Colgate) Abbe, born in New York City, February 12, 1849.
He is a civil and mecharaical engineer and inventor, and resides in New Haven, Conn.
Married (1) in New London, Conn., July 28, 1875, ADDIE G. POTTS of New London, born January 17, 1850; died in Des Moines, Iowa, January 17, 1884.
Married (2) in Des Moines, Iowa, October 28, 1885, MINNIE HOLMES SPRING of Brockport, N. Y., born April 3, 1856, in New York City.
Children by first wife George Christopher Abbe, b. June 8, 1876, in Washington, D. C. Helen Louise Abbe, b. Dec. 28, 1877, in Washington, D. C. Grosvenor Abbe, b. April 10, 1880, in Washington
Child by second wife Mary Lathrop Abbe, b. March 21, 1888
"He was a civil and mechanical engineer and an inventor. He resided in New Haven, Connecticut. He died at Bailey Island, Harpswell, Cumberland, Maine of angina pectoris (3 years duration). [vital records, maine]" Courtesy of Judith_Shellenbarger 14 Jul 2008